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Old 10-16-2020, 07:19 PM   #1
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100w or 200w solar suitcase

thinking of investing in a portal solar suitcase for our 19ft flying cloud. I've got AGM batteries and the Honda 2200 propane modified gen. but still would like to be able to top off batteries without running gen. Was thinking of getting the renogy 100w panel, but maybe the 200w one? Any thoughts on that?

Also, I know they come with alligator clips so I could just hookup directly to batteries, but wondering if anybody has modified the battery box by adding a quick plug-in capability. In other words, I would not have open the battery box and mess with Alligator clips..
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When it comes to solar capacity, I tend to over-do it, mostly because:
1. the cost difference is not that great
2. The weight is more but still very manageable, and
3. In less than ideal conditions, 200w panels in filtered or partial sun simply push more power than the 100w case.
We have a 200w Renogy suitcase and I am very happy with it. I use the clips for greatest effective reach, but the box is set up with the gopower connector, which must be reversed for the Renogy cable.
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I use an Echo worthy suitcase 120watt set up($235 on line)
I drilled a hole in the side of the battery box and added a female SAE plug that I picked up at the local auto parts store,,,make it an easy task to unhook at night and store away
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